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#1 zakisbak

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:20 PM

I'm buying a new pc,for general surfing etc,and some gaming.
I don't need 4K,multi-monitors,very high resolution etc.
I want to be able to play current games at medium settings.
My questions are :

Will an SSD and hybrid drive just make loading games quicker,or will they improve game performance in other ways?

Will 2666 memory make a marked performance increase over 2133?

Will i5 7500 make a marked performance increase over i5 7400?

Option 1
i5 7400,8GB 2133mhz,2tb hdd,GTX1060 6gb - @£800 - Zoostorm via Argos/Ebay

Option 2
i5 7500,8GB 2666mhz,128gb SSD + 1TB SSHD,GTX1060 6 gb - @£920 - DinoPC

The extra £120 gets me better processor,memory and drives;it sounds worth it;any thoughts appreciated!
 



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:37 PM

An SSD for the system and an HHD storage and games at this point is popular,, also consider 16g ram

 

Wait for more input, but most games are won with a good video card and a decent processor.  I have an i5 3570k it is still considered a very competent gamer.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:47 PM

Thanks OldPhil
I can upgrade to 16GB if necessary later I suppose if necessary.
Going to sleep on it!



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:23 AM

Neither of those sound good. Ryzen 5 is much better than any i5-7xxx.



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 12:25 PM

Don't buy a pre-built computer. It's almost always cheaper to build it yourself. For your use case, ram speed doesn't matter (unless you go with ryzen). Definitely go with 16gb of ram. SSD's are a must. They make day to day usage of the computer infinitely more pleasant. 

Consider waiting for the 2xxx series from Nvidia to drop. They're coming fairly soon (2-3 months if rumors are true). Then get a GTX 2060.



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Posted 25 February 2018 - 03:46 PM

Don't buy a pre-built computer. It's almost always cheaper to build it yourself. For your use case, ram speed doesn't matter (unless you go with ryzen). Definitely go with 16gb of ram. SSD's are a must. They make day to day usage of the computer infinitely more pleasant. 

Consider waiting for the 2xxx series from Nvidia to drop. They're coming fairly soon (2-3 months if rumors are true). Then get a GTX 2060.

 

 

Its hard to say if new cards will come, indeed 2018 is looking to be a very bad year for PC gaming in general for builders and it may be cheaper to go pre built


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